Education & Fellowship
As part of an ongoing commitment to be “Growing in Faith, Rooted in Love” Northminster has launched three different kinds of adult education courses.
“Living the Word”: is a weekly Narrative Lectionary Bible study on Sundays after Fellowship Time at 11:05. The study is led by one of the following each week: Pastor Michael, Pastor Jessica, elder Michael Whitney and Rev. Elizabeth Hopp-Peters.
“Living our Faith”: Once a month, we also offer “Living our Faith” conversations led by a variety of speakers. These speakers come from the community and education the gathered group on social justice issues and offer suggestions about how we might live our faith in the world.
“Living the Questions”: Post-ToGather Discussions on “Living the Questions” happen Thursdays at 7pm excluding Advent and Lent. To begin these sessions, the gathered group watches a brief video that explores an element of faithful living. It is not necessary to come each Thursday to participate in the conversation. All are welcome and encouraged to come when they are able.
Special programs such as a Spirituality Series or Parenting Seminars are also offered during the year. Child care is available for Sunday programs and most special programs.
Bible study classes are held on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Each group picks a book of the Bible and studies it along with curriculum or commentary sources.
Led by Jessica, meets in One Calvin Circle at the Presbyterian Homes. All are welcome!
Northminster’s Prayer Chain prays for the joys and concerns of our members in a linked network. Members maintain confidentiality and privacy while praying individually upon receiving e-mail prayer requests or with a telephone partner at a set time each week.
If you have prayer requests or if you would like to be a part of this rewarding ministry, contact Mindy Pierce.
One Church/One Book
Once a year NPC members are invited to read a book as a community. The themes from this book are brought out in adult education, mission and worship in various ways. Additionally, congregation members facilitate small group book discussions. Recently we read Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.
Other fellowship activities for adults and families throughout the year include:
- Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6:30 a.m. at Prairie Joe’s restaurant at 1921 Central Street in Evanston.
- ToGather informal dinner at 6:15 p.m. every Thursday from September to May
- Christmas Party, December (adults only)
- All-Church Picnic, September
- All-Church Advent Dinner
- Biennial “Casseroles for a Crowd”